Aston Hall & Park - a Birmingham Gem!

Aston Hall and Aston Park can be found in the heart of Aston and is host to many community events. The house is Grade I listed and the Park is recognised with a Green Flag award.


Aston Hall, built in the Jacobean style, is a fabulous community museum, managed by Birmingham Museum Trust and contains several period rooms which contain furniture, paintings, textiles and metalwork from the collections of the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.  The house is less than 200 yards from Aston Villa Football club stadium.

 

History of Aston Hall

Aston Hall was built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte. It was an early Jacobean house. The hall suffered damage during the English Civil War in 1643. The house remained in the Holte family until 1817 when it was sold to James Watt Jr (son of the famous engineer James Watt). It was then bought by a private company in 1858 to run as a public park and museum. The Birmingham Corporation bought it in 1864 and was the first historic country house to pass into municipal ownership.

Aston Hall

Isometric View of Aston Hall. Painted in 1860 by Allen Edward Everitt. Public domain work from the collection of the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

 

The Hall passed into the ownership of the Birmingham Museums Trust in 2012.

Some years during Birmingham Heritage Week each September, there would be a variety of events on, such as the Civil War Siege which took place in 2017.

 

Trains can be caught to either Aston Station or Witton Station, just a short walk away from the park. The closest main bus routes include the 7 on Witton Road, or the 65 or 67 from Lichfield Road.

 

Winter at Aston Hall & Park

Aston Hall & Park

A snowy scene at Aston Hall & Park (January 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Spring at Aston Hall & Park

Aston Hall from Aston Park

Aston Hall from near the Outbuildings (April 2019). Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

Autumn at Aston Hall & Park

Aston Hall & Park

Formal Gardens and the Pan statue (minus it's head) at Aston Hall & Park (September 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Interiors of Aston Hall

Aston Hall

Great Drawing Room at Aston Hall (September 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Aston Hall

Long Gallery at Aston Hall (April 2019). Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

Events at Aston Hall

Aston Hall is host to many events, guided tours and activities both in the house and outside in the grounds and park. Here are a few examples of events held over the years at Aston Hall.

 

Civil War Siege

The Civil War Siege of 1643, was a re-enactment of an event when Royalist Troops arrive to confront Sir Thomas Holte. Will the hall hold? This was part of Birmingham Heritage Week on the 16th September 2017.

Civil War Siege

In the Great Hall during the Civil War Siege 1643 at Aston Hall (September 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Civil War Siege

Sir Thomas Holte during the Civil War Siege 1643 at Aston Hall (September 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

In Memoriam by Luke Jerram

A temporary memorial on during May 2021 in memory of those lost during the Covid-19 pandemic and in tribute to the NHS. In the shape of a cross made of white and blue bed sheets.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memoriam by Luke Jerram at Aston Hall & Park (May 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Sport

The field here is good for football and cricket.

Cricket in Aston Park

Game of Cricket in Aston Park (September 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

05 Aug 2018 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Environment & green action, Modern Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com